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Orvieto

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Friday was our day trip to Orvieto for some ceramic shopping. Sandi, Holly, Marcia and JoAnn met us at the Duomo at 10:00, and we all had coffee and a pastry at a cafe. While brad parked the car, I had already chosen two ceramic pieces that I would ship home.
After coffee, I took the ladies to my favorite ceramic shop where I have shopped in the past. Giacomo gave all of my friends a 20% discount (which covers shipping). Brad got me a beautiful oval bowl for a belated birthday gift.
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We split up for a little more shopping, then met back at the Duomo before lunch.
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We walked to La Pergola to eat, stopping to peek at Marlena di Blasi's palazzo, and windowshop along the way.
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Trattoria la Pergola has a cute garden area, where we sat for lunch.

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I had a yummy ravioli, and Brad had gnocchi with pancetta and arugula.
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After lunch, Brad and I wandered to the other main piazza, lingered over some gelato, and visited a couple contacts for next summer's PalmabellasItaly trip.
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Brad and I love Orvieto. We would love to come back soon to spend more time here. They even have a restaurant "named after me"!
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On our way home from Orvieto, Jerry called my cell phone. He asked where we were, and if we could stop and offer him "some assistance" in Sinalunga. At first, I thought they had car trouble. Then Jerry explained they were at the post office, trying to mail home a box of dirty laundry, and none of the clerks spoke a word of English. pantomime alone was not working. I was flattered and happy to be able to help! How many North Americans does it take to mail dirty clothes? FOUR!
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Comments (3)

sandrac:

Wonderful photos, Palma. Orvieto is so beautiful. And I love that platter!

That is so funny that Jerry called you for help to mail his clothes home. I love Orvieto also.

Palma, Orvieto is one of our favorite Umbrian cities too, and we bought our special dishes at the same ceramic shop...it's our favorite too! I hope your cermaics make it to you safe and sound!

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